Ever had that moment when you realize that, no matter what someone says, what they promise, what the swear they would never do and then they do it anyway? All the while pretending that they are doing the right thing, yet doing nothing but trying to justify their actions that they know were wrong. One gets upset, angry, disappointed, confused and a myriad of other emotions. Shocked that someone that one was certain would never do like others have done in the past and one tries to understand. Except, the understanding is not there as it would not be a rationale act if the person had been honest about things. So, the emotions and disappointment are there yet as one struggles to come to grips with things a sudden realization comes. The person that lied to them, hurt them, disappointed them in reality gave them a blessing. Due to those acts of betrayal and hurt, one turns to Christ (yeah, I know, they should have been with Christ anyway) and, through the selfish acts the one that caused the hurt actually blessed them and gave them the greatest gift one could receive. Because of their actions, I returned to Christ and in that way, I have been so very blessed. Oh, I would have rather not gone through the hardships, but definitely glad for the blessing that was derived from the difficult times, which, had I been walking with Christ from the beginning, would have been much, much easier to bear.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you]. 1 Peter 5:10
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. Romans 8:28
Amazing that He can use hard times, difficult circumstances, poor treatment by others to bless us. I am sure He would prefer that others not sin in order to bless us, but God will bless those of us who serve Him and seek Him and after we find Him, He makes us better people.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:12-13
PRAISE our Might Lord and Savior!
Lord, Praise Your Holy Name and glory to You for all You do. I thank You that You take the wrong doings of others to break me and bring me to You. Giving me the salvation through Christ, Your Son who sacrificed Himself for us. Lord, I know I am not worthy of that gift, but You have made me worthy. I pray in Jesus Name that You continue to work in me to make me truly worthy of what was done to redeem me. I ask that You bless those who did wrong but by so doing, brought me to You. I ask You draw us all closer to You and show us Your truth. Help me to be a better Christian and servant to Jesus.
Thanks for the visit. Have a blessed day and remember that sometimes, the worst thing that happens to you can also be the best. Oh, and try to be a blessing to at least one other person today.